My friends love this. I love that it's stand-alone, makes it easy to bring along with me to parties and camping trips. Runs quite a while on one cylinder of gas, I would say I can cook 4-5 batches with one can. The non-stick pan just sits on top so it's removable and easy to clean just rinsing it under the sink. If you are into takoyaki this is as good as it gets for home use.